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Japan donates 101 vehicles to Ukraine

At the request of the Ukrainian government, Japan has provided Ukraine with a series of vehicles, the Japanese Embassy reports.

“At the request of the Ukrainian government, the Ministry of Defense of Japan and the Japan Self-Defense Forces provided Ukraine with a series of vehicles under a decision made in May 2023. The batch of 101 vehicles arrived in Poland on June 5 and was then handed over to Ukraine,” the X social media post reads.

The embassy emphasized that Japan would continue to support Ukraine.

In turn, the Ministry of Defense in X expressed gratitude to Japan for its support and informed that the aid includes Toyota HMV and Mitsubishi Type 73 Kogata SUVs, as well as PC-065B tracked engineering vehicles.

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Ukrainians imported 21% more cars in 2024 What cars are most popular?

More than 160 thousand vehicles were imported to Ukraine in 5 months of 2024, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). Only 28% of imported cars in 2024 were new.

160,750 vehicles were imported to Ukraine in 5 months of 2024. This is 21% more than in the same period in 2023.

The most popular brand among all imported cars this year was VOLKSWAGEN – 18,771 cars or 11.7% of the total. RENAULT was in second place with 13,187 vehicles (8.2%), and AUDI took third place with 9,137 cars (5.7%). The most popular models among imported cars were SKODA OCTAVIA, VOLKSWAGEN GOLF and PASSAT.

Gasoline cars remain the most popular – almost every second imported car. Diesel cars accounted for 29% of cars imported this year. Electric cars accounted for 12.9%.

72% of all imported cars this year were used. Currently, the average age of imported cars is 10 years.

The largest number of newly imported cars was registered in Kyiv – 13.9%. Lviv (10.2%) and Odesa (7.5%) regions are also in the top 3.

https://opendatabot.ua/analytics/autoimport-2024-5

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Market for new commercial vehicles in Ukraine grew by 31%

Registrations of new commercial vehicles (trucks and special vehicles) in March 2024 increased by 31% compared to the same month in 2023 – up to 1056 units, which is also 3% (or 31 vehicles) more than in February this year, Ukravtoprom reports on its Telegram channel.

According to the report, the TOP-5 brands of the new commercial vehicle market last month included: Renault – 370 units; MAN – 84 units; Citroen – 67 units; Peugeot – 64 units; and Volkswagen – 58 units.

As reported with reference to Ukravtoprom data, in March 2023, 805 trucks and special vehicles were sold in Ukraine, compared to 108 in the same month in 2022. The top five were Renault (160 units), Mercedes-Benz (93 units), Citroen and Volvo (68 units each), and Scania (60 units).

According to the association, in the first quarter of 2024, almost 2.9 thousand new vehicles were added to the Ukrainian fleet of trucks and special vehicles, which is 28% more than in the same period in 2023.

At the same time, according to AUTO-Consulting, in the segment of trucks with a gross vehicle weight of more than 3.5 tons, sales in March 2024 decreased by 32%, or 144 units, compared to March 2023 – to 305 units. Scania was the leader with sales of 56 trucks, while MAN’s sales amounted to 33 units.

In 2023, according to Ukravtoprom, registrations of new commercial vehicles in Ukraine increased by 65% compared to 2022, to 11.3 thousand units. At the same time, the segment of trucks over 3.5 tons, according to AUTO-Consulting, increased by 56.5%, to 4,853 units.

Energy company ENERGO-PLUS donated vehicles to help Armed Forces of Ukraine

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Research and Production Enterprise ENERGO-PLUS has been involved in humanitarian initiatives and has been helping the Ukrainian military. The Kremenchuk energy company provides military units with vehicles, necessary equipment and machinery. The total amount of assistance since the beginning of the full-scale invasion is more than UAH 8 million.

The funds were used to purchase VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER T5 and Mercedes-Benz VITO vans, as well as Renault Duster, NISSAN NAVARA, MITSUBISHI L200 cars and SUVs and three FORD RANGER vehicles. We also spend money on fuel and lubricants, as well as maintenance and repair of vehicles.

Another area of the company’s charitable activities is providing the military with equipment, tools, office equipment, etc. A separate part of the initiative is the purchase and delivery of 5 generators, which are an important element for power supply at the front line.

– Today, each of us must bring our country closer to victory. Ukrainian soldiers risk their lives every day for the sake of Ukraine’s independence, and we, joining our efforts, are obliged to help them,” emphasizes Yevgeniy Korf, Director of RPE ENERGO-PLUS LLC.

“The humanitarian direction is no less important, because at the beginning of the invasion, thousands of people needed shelter. Therefore, the company also joined the initiative of the Trust and Assistance Charitable Foundation to build a shelter for temporarily displaced persons.

The company’s core business is the design, development, and implementation of industrial automation, power supply, and various electrical systems for Ukrainian enterprises and private companies.

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Market of new commercial vehicles in Ukraine grew by 65% in 2023

In 2023, registrations of new commercial vehicles (trucks and special vehicles) in Ukraine amounted to 11.3 thousand units, which is 65% more than in 2022, Ukravtoprom reported on its Telegram channel.

At the same time, in December, this market grew by 26% compared to December 2022 – up to 1160 cars, which is also 12% more than in November last year.

Renault remained the leader of the December market with a significant margin – 259 units. Volkswagen rose to second place with 117 cars registered, and MAN took third place (111 units).

Ford was fourth in the ranking of the best-selling commercial vehicles in December (78 registrations), and FIAT rounded out the top five with 71 units.

As reported, according to the information and analytical group AUTO-Consulting, in the segment of heavy trucks (GVW over 3.5 tons), sales in 2023 increased by 56.5% compared to 2022 – up to 4,853 thousand units, and Scania became the leader with sales of 710 vehicles – twice as many as in 2022.

In 2022, according to Ukravtoprom, the market for new commercial vehicles decreased by 2.3 times compared to 2021, to 6.9 thousand units, and the top five leaders of the year were Renault, Mercedes-Benz, Citroen, Fiat, and MAN.

Market of new commercial vehicles in Ukraine has doubled

In November, registrations of new commercial vehicles (trucks and special vehicles) in Ukraine amounted to 1,031 units, which is twice as many as in the same month last year, Ukravtoprom reported on its Telegram channel.

At the same time, registrations increased by 6% (or 54 units) compared to October this year.

Renault remains the market leader by a significant margin with 241 units. Peugeot took second place (compared to third in October) with 74 units. Ford is in third place (72 units), and Mercedes-Benz is fourth with 71 cars registered. MAN (67 units) rounds out the top five, having risen to second place in October this year.

In general, according to Ukravtoprom, in January-November 2023, more than 10.1 thousand new vehicles were added to the Ukrainian fleet of trucks and special vehicles, which is 71% more than in the same period in 2022.

As reported, in 2022, according to Ukravtoprom, the market for new commercial vehicles decreased by 2.3 times by 2021 to 6.9 thousand units.